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Senior QB Easton Turner set career marks for passing yards and touchdowns in Stone Bridge’s 28-7 win.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Stone Bridge passes Broad Run’s test

After going scoreless for the final three quarters of a 10-7 regular-season loss to rival Broad Run, Stone Bridge turned to its passing game in the playoff version of the 'Battle of the Burn' Nov. 19 in Ashburn. Senior quarterback Easton Turner connected twice with junior Tyrese Johnson and once with junior Daniel Thompson for touchdowns to help lead No. 3 seed Stone Bridge to a 28-7 home victory against No. 6 Broad Run in the 5A North Region quarterfinals.

Regional football playoffs: Quarterfinal round scores

Four Loudoun teams punched their tickets for the semifinal round of the regional football playoffs with quarterfinal victories Friday night. Woodgrove and Dominion advanced in the 4A West Region, and Stone Bridge and Potomac Falls advanced in the 5A North Region.

The Loudoun Valley Vikings are once again state cross-country champions, winning the Group 4A boys’ title.—Times-Mirror/Doug Stroud

Morris, Vikings lead pack at VHSL State Cross-Country Championships

The Loudoun Valley Vikings ran away with the boys' team title Nov. 12 at the VHSL State Cross-Country Championships. The Vikings placed six runners in the top 40 overall, highlighted by junior Peter Morris crossing the finish line first in 15 minutes, 14 seconds.

Freshman QB Mitch Griffis was one of three Spartans to rush for two touchdowns in Broad Run’s 42-21 victory against Tuscarora.—Times-Mirror/Drew Hall

Broad Run doubles up Tuscarora in playoff opener

The Broad Run Spartans doubled up the visiting Tuscarora Huskies 42-21 in the first round of the VHSL 5A North Region playoffs Nov. 11 in Ashburn. Broad Run's ground game - featuring Meech Hembry, Ryan Braithwaite, Mitch Griffis and Tim Baldwin - totaled nearly 300 rushing yards in the win.

The Briar Woods Falcons travel to Ashland on Friday to play Patrick Henry.—Times-Mirror/Chuck Moore

Eight Loudoun football teams to kick off postseason Friday

Briar Woods, Broad Run, Heritage, John Champe, Loudoun Valley, Potomac Falls, Stone Bridge and Tuscarora will each begin play in the 2016 varsity football playoffs Friday night. Woodgrove and Dominion will have an extra week to prepare thanks to first-round byes.

Broad Run wins 5A state cheer title

The Broad Run Spartans stole the show Nov. 5 at the Virginia 5A state competition cheer meet. Broad Run earned 233 points on its final performance to claim the state championship. Briar Woods (227.5 points) placed fourth in the competition held Nov. 5 at the Sigel Center in Richmond.

Ten Loudoun teams qualify for VHSL football playoffs

Loudoun County Public Schools will be well represented in the 2016 Virginia High School League football postseason with 10 local teams qualifying. Woodgrove, Dominion, John Champe, Heritage and Loudoun Valley will compete in the 4A West Region, while Stone Bridge, Potomac Falls, Broad Run, Briar Woods and Tuscarora will compete in the 5A North Region.

Broad Run overcomes halftime deficit to win sixth straight

Broad Run faced a stern challenge in its regular-season finale Nov. 4 against host Tuscarora at Fortune Field in Leesburg. The Spartans would need to overcome a 14-0 halftime deficit in order to extend their winning streak to six games heading into the postseason. The Spartans were up to the challenge.

VHSL football power ratings: Nov. 1

The Woodgrove Wolverines continue to rank first among 4A West Region teams in the Virginia High School League football power ratings. Overall, 10 Loudoun teams would qualify for the postseason if they playoffs started this week.

All-Conference 14 volleyball team selections

Briar Woods High School senior Logan Manusky has been selected as the Player of the Year on the 2016 All-Conference 14 volleyball team. Jill Raschiatore of Stone Bridge is the Coach of the Year. Look inside to see all the players voted onto the first or second team, along with the Conference 14 tournament bracket.

Emma Wolcott, shown here crossing the finish line first at the 2015 Virginia 5A state championship meet, completed the Oatlands Plantation course in 18 minutes, 40 seconds Oct. 26 to help Tuscarora claim the Conference 14 crown.—File Photo/Rick Wasser

Cross-country: Six Loudoun teams race to conference meet titles

Riverside (Conference 28 boys), Tuscarora (Conference 14 boys and girls), Freedom (Conference 22 boys), Loudoun Valley (Conference 21-B boys) and Loudoun County (Conference 21-B girls) raced to team titles Oct. 26 at their respective cross-country conference meets. Derek Johnson and Emma Wolcott of Tuscarora, Bethany Graham of John Champe, Peter Morris of Loudoun Valley and Kathryn Harris of Rock Ridge each placed first in their respective races.

Skylar Sload of Briar Woods High School produced a two-day total of 166 at the VHSL Girls Golf Open Championship.—File Photo/Bill Clare

Three area golfers place in top 20 at Girls Open Championship

Ashley Nguyen of Freedom High School and Skylar Sload of Briar Woods tied for 17th place with matching two-day totals of 166 at the 2016 VHSL Girls Golf Open Championship. Abby Bloom of Stone Bridge finished 20th in the tournament, contested Oct. 24-25 at International Country Club in Fairfax. Danielle Suh of Westfield paced the field with an overall score of 157. Suh shot 78 on day one and 79 on day two. Erica Whitehouse of Atlee finished one shot behind in second place.

VHSL football power ratings: Oct. 25

Woodgrove High School ranks first among 4A West Region teams in the latest Virginia High School League football power ratings. Potomac Falls sits second in the 5A North Region ratings.

The Potomac Falls Panthers are the No. 1 seed in this week’s Conference 14 field hockey tournament.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Field hockey: Conference 14 tournament bracket

The Conference 14 field hockey tournament begins Monday night with Tuscarora hosting Broad Run in a first-round game. The winner will play top seed Potomac Falls in the semifinal round Tuesday. Stone Bridge and Briar Woods are set to play in the other semifinal game Tuesday.

Seven local golfers to play in VHSL Girls Open Championship

Skylar Sload (Briar Woods), Shreya Ganta (Riverside), Abby Bloom (Stone Bridge), Sydney Lanham (Loudoun County), Hannah Jonely (Broad Run), Ashley Nguyen (Freedom) and Lauren Chang (Tuscarora) have qualified to compete in the Virginia High School League Girls State Golf Open Championship. The two-day tournament is set for Oct. 24-25 at International Country Club in Fairfax.


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